2023 Northern and Central California Food News and Journalism [SF Bay Area, Northern California, Central California, Northern Nevada]

Ages ago there used to be a sweet little cantina close to the train station. Mega sized burritos.


Zuni Cafe, Mamahuhu in Mill Valley, Nick’s Pizza in Oakland.

Little Saigon in Oakland

Spots highlighted:
• Bui Phong Bakery
• Banh Mi Ba Le
• Pho Ga Huong Que Cafe
• Pho Ao Sen
• Pho King
• Thanh Ky
• Cam Huong


SFGATE. Madeline Wells offers an update on Sam Wo at 713 Clay in SF. (closed Tuedays)



Sunset Night Market to debut Sept 15 on Irving between 20th and 23rd Aves with 20 food vendors.


“Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) starts on the evening of Sept. 15 and concludes Sept. 17, while Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement, which includes fasting from sundown to sundown) starts the evening of Sept. 24 and concludes Sept. 25.”

Pomella is offering Fesenjan, a Persian pomegranate chicken stew, on its Rosh Hashanah menu. Credit: Pomella

New NOSH editor at Berkeleyside/The Oaklandside is Tovin Lapan .

…[Lapan] has worked as an editor and reporter for many publications, including Fortune, AFAR, The Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News & World Report, and Lucky Peach. He was a contributing editor at Travel Weekly for seven years, where he covered Hawaii travel, including the islands’ eclectic food scene, and has worked as a staff reporter at the Las Vegas Sun and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

While serving as the multimedia food reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune, he produced a video on the operations of an abalone farm, hosted a roundtable of diverse chefs discussing everything from food trends to how to better feed school kids, and won the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists award for best food writing, for an homage to the torta ahogada.

Newly reopened bar Dawn Club on Annie St behind the Sheraton Palace

ABC 7 & SF Standard - Make fortune cookies at the factory on Ross Alley in SF Chinatown -

Edalatpour on the curry puffs at Mama Judy Singapore Hawker at 1708 Park St in Alameda -

Mama Judy Singapore Hawker

PASTRY POWER The Curry Puff’s Tender Melding Of Potato And Chicken Has Lured Many A Passerby. (Photo Courtesy Of Mama Judy Singapore Hawker)

The new IKEA on Market St in SF will have a full-time bakery in its food court next year in addition to 5 local food vendors and 3 bars -


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SF Greek Food Fest. Sept 15 - 17 at 245 Valencia between 14th St and Duboce.

KPIX 5 video today from Sunset Night Market

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Martin Yan does a cooking show at the Night Market

KTVU 2. Night Market.



Restrictions on Bay Area commercial fishing of Dungeness, salmon, and rockfish -

SFGate: ‘It broke my heart’: Oakland restaurant closes after 38 years


Le Cheval closing.


Àu revoir! I remember a nice meal there 25 or so years ago.

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ABC7. Large urban farm in Santa Clara combines with affordable housing

After 23 years, Turtle Tower Vietnamese at 645 Larkin SF closes.

Tacos and all-you-can-eat icream on Sunday Sept 24

Tacolado is happening on Sun., Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at Spark Social (601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, San Francisco). It’s a ticketed event with various packages ranging from $7 to $220.


Thank you for your posts. I always learn something new when I read them!


Le Cheval - I used to eat there at its original location on Jefferson and 14th Streets in 1988 or 1989 before the earthquake.




" Le Cheval Restaurant is a long-standing restaurant in Old Oakland that first opened in 1985. It was originally located at the ground floor of the Sutter Hotel on Jefferson Street, but relocated a few months after the building was damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989."

Next year Delirama will open a second location at 5512 San Pablo Av in Oakland.



The O.G. sandwich at Delirama with pastrami, coleslaw, Gruyere, Thousand Island dressing and house-made mustard.

Yalonda M. James/The Chronicle

This Cafe Colucci pop-up has sold out -

If you go to San Francisco to eat this weekend, there is the MUNI Heritage Weekend on Sept 23 and 24 with rides on vintage streetcars and buses.


Betty Yu on KPIX 5 - Owner closes Barbacco in SF due to loss of foot traffic but keeps Perbacco open next door at 230 California St.

William at Urban Adventures tries 3 banh mi spots in Oakland Chinatown. Also Jamaican patties.

mei mei eats in Half Moon Bay.


Mike of Grub with Mike eats at three Filipino spots in the Bay Area, Part 1 - Isla in San Bruno, Chi-Bog in South San Francisco and Fil-Am’s BBQ in Daly City as well as a quick stop at a drive-in market.

from The Oaklandside/Berkeleyside -
Yemini Restaurant Sheba moves into the former Anh Hong place in East Oakland at 725 International.

Chain hot pot Tanghuo Kungfu Mala Town opens at 2014 University in Berkeley

### Sheba Restaurant

Anh Hong’s former Oakland location is now home to Yemeni restaurant Sheba, with a casual, welcoming dining room and a menu including shareable rice platters, spiced meat and vegetable entrees, sides (including generous Yemeni breads), sandwiches, fruit smoothies and coffee drinks. Sheba Restaurant, 725 International Blvd. (between 7th and 8th avenues), Oakland**

### Tanghuo Kungfu Mala Town

New on University Ave. in downtown Berkeley (inside the former Sushi GoGo) is Los Angeles-based Tanghuo Kungfu Mala Town, serving up budget-friendly spicy hot pot against a backdrop of bright red decor. Tanghuo Kungfu Mala Town, 2041 University Ave. (between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street), Berkeley**

Korean Harvest Moon Festival on Saturday, Sept 30 at Presidio Main Parade Lawn.

from SF Examiner -

If You Go

The 5th Annual Bay Area Chuseok Festival

Saturday, September 30 · 11am - 4pm PDT

Presidio Main Parade Lawn

Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94129


Variety of mooncakes in SF Chinatown for the Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday, Sept. 29.

Sam Wo’s may close as owner retires.


A guide to the fall agritourism - apples, figs, tomatoes, peaches, pumpkin, pomegranate, chestnuts, olives, saffron -

Plant-based mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Traditional Amaranth Harvesting Demo at UC Botanical Garden, Oct 1

Cocina Domingo stops at 5 East San Jose taco trucks -

Taco stands/trucks visited and ranked
1.Tacos Chencho
2. Antojos Los Compas
3. Tacos Genesis
4. La Chaparrita Oaxaceña
5. Tacos El Vapor El Gordito

Los Cilantros, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Edalatpour in the E Bay Express:

Chef Dilsa Lugo’s flan de coco ($6) has changed my mind about the dessert. She serves her thrilling version cold, like a frozen custard that’s just as creamy. The liquid caramel on top spills over the sides, carrying a slightly burnt flavor that cuts the sweetness of the flan itself. Lugo’s secret is the baking time. “If you overcook it, you can see some bubbles and it gets a little bit dry,” she said.

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